Dr. Cynthia Boyd (John Hopkins), Dr. Tracy Lustig (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine), and Dr. Carla Perissinotto (UCSF) will overview the mental health impacts of social isolation and loneliness in older adults. These senior experts will also offer strategies from an individual to a population health level to mitigate the impacts.

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Dr. Jaleel Abdul-Adil (University of Illinois) and Joseph Archer (Rush University Medical Center) will overview the impacts of remote learning and community violence on mental health the last year has had on families. Courtney Johnson (NAMI-Chicago) will share strategies for managing stress families can practice just in time for Spring Break. 

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Dr. Charles Macal shares how his work has helped predict the spread of COVID, and how modeling is an important tool for stopping future pandemics. COVID-19 has been dominating our lives and the news for more than a year now. Behind those news stories were scientists from a wide variety of fields working together to understand the virus, how it spread, and how best to beat it. Continue reading “Modeling Chicago for the COVID-19 Pandemic”